Monday, August 11, 2014

Vital - #100: the cork and lace necklace

Give or take a few, this is the 100th item that I am blogging since beginning this journey in May.  It's a bit hard to believe.  I have spent the summer working on and learning so many new things and it has flown by so quickly.  There are now even more new and exciting things in store as Defunct Decoup continues its growth and as opportunities present themselves for me to branch out my work.  This is also the first blog entry listed on my new Facebook business page, where all further Facebook links to the blog and shop can be found.

#100 is a necklace that is going to be hard to part with.  I absolutely love this piece of jewelry and hope that whoever buys it will too.  It actually started out as a bracelet.  But as with a lot of things, it turned into something else entirely.

The base of the necklace is five recycled wine corks that have been strung together on stretchy bead string and separated by Alaskan-made bone separators and a variety of glass stones.  Decorating the cork are a number of vintage charms which were donated by family members some months back.  The strand of corks was then attached with strong wire to a toggle piece and wired to the necklace, which was made by weaving a chain through ivory lace ribbon.  The necklace has a detailed and laced-up appearance which holds its form well due to o-rings placed to balance all of the attachments.

Final results...

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